Disco Biscuits Live at Tussey Mountain Amphitheater on 2003-08-11
1: Jam -> Shem-Rah Boo (1) -> Rock Candy (2), Little Shimmy in a Conga Line -> Vassillios (><) -> Little Shimmy in a Conga Line, Whole Lotta Love (3) -> Hot Air Balloon
2: Stone > The Devil's Waltz (4) > Waltz of the Flowers (5), Jigsaw Earth (1) -> Spaga (6), Magellan, Nughuffer
Collection DiscoBiscuitsBand/Artist Disco BiscuitsVenue Tussey Mountain AmphitheaterLocation Boalsburg, PASource AKG 391 -> Graham Patten DMIC-20 -> D8 @ 48khzLineage D8 -> DIO 2496 -> Soundforge 6.0 (rec, fades, resample, normalization) -> CDWave -> FLAC(8)Taped by Chase BannaTransferred by Chase Banna > Dave Cooke
(2) Completes 8/8/03 version
(3) With Keller Williams on vocals and acoustic guitar; First time played (Led Zeppelin)
(5) First time played (Tchaikovsky)
(6) Ending only (dyslexic beginning of 8/12/03 version)
PLAN C APPROVED
February 15, 2010
Great opening but loses some steam
Sound is pretty good.
Jam > Shem-Rah > Rock Candy - The opening jam is very laid back and spacey, with minimal drums from Sammy. Really, really cool stuff. The jam into Shem-Rah comes about very naturally. From the start of the Shem-Rah jam they get locked into a sick trance groove and don't fall out of it. Really good. Really great build into Rock Candy with an awesome chord progression.
Shimmy > Vassillios > Shimmy - Decent jam out of Shimmy, but wasn't anything too wowing. Another non-memorable jam comes out of Vassillios, but it's certainly a catchy house jam that will get you dancing.
Whole Lotta Love > HAB - Not a big fan of this sit-in. The jam out of WLL does very little for me at all, but at least it leads into HAB. The jam in HAB is really nice and laid back in terms of a house jam. Quite enjoyable overall, but nothing incredible.
Stone > Waltz of the the Flowers - Cool to see them play something else instead of Devil's Waltz, and Waltz of the Flowers is an awesome classical song.
Jigsaw > Spaga - The jam in Jigsaw is actually really good, which is surprising because I normally am bored to tears by the jams in Jigsaw. This one is dark mysterious, with some cool progressions inside the jam. The jam out is also pretty cool. It's a fast breakbeat jam with some cool texturing from Magner. The chord progression they get into as they get near Spaga is especially awesome. Unfortunately, the drop into Spaga ending comes out of nowhere and could have been done better. The (2nd) jam in Spaga is actually decent, though obviously stays within the confines of Spaga pretty clearly. Not bad though for a type I Spaga jam.
Magellan - The jam here is very tom heavy with lots of triplets. I really like the patch that Magner is using, but unfortunately they don't really let this jam go anywhere, and it just meanders until it returns to the song structure of Magellan.
Nughuffer - Nughuffer story is all about how the Biscuits aren't a hippy band and how the summer of 2003 is declared the "Summer of Nugs" by Brownstein. The jam is obviously a straight ahead trance jam, but starts out really cool. Magner has a square wave patch going and Barber is playing some great melodic licks. The jam turns into a really good trance jam.
4 pretty solid jams out of 10 total jams equals a three star rating. Shimmy through HAB are filler and the Magellan is nothing special. Jam > Shem-Rah > Rock Candy, Jigsaw > Spaga, Nughuffer are worth your time.